Sharks Circle Blue Jackets, Earn 4-2 Victory

Campbell looks strong in debut for San Jose, Nabokov has 17 saves
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2008 11:54 PM CST
Columbus Blue Jackets' Fredrik Modin, right, of Sweden, tries to steal the puck from San Jose Sharks' Brian Campbell during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Columbus,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The San Jose Sharks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets on the strength of a three-goal second period and improved there road record to an impressive 20-8-3. The Sharks got contributions from everyone, including their newest player Brian Campbell, who they acquired in a trade from Buffalo. The defenseman had an assist in his San Jose debut, according to the Associated Press.

"I had fun out there tonight. It was nice,” the 28-year-old Ontario native said of his first game with his new team. San Jose also got strong efforts from Joe Thornton, who had two assists, and Joe Pavelski, who scored a goal and tallied an assist. Pascal Leclaire had 28 saves in the losing effort for Columbus.